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Huntsman Corporation (HUN) to Release Earnings on Friday Huntsman Corporation (HUN) to Release Earnings on Friday
- October 20, 2017

Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 5,385 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $139,000 after acquiring an additional 24 shares during the last quarter. The company had revenue of $2.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.64 billion. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.19/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 28.8%. (more...)
Sneak peek inside new Apple flagship store on Michigan Avenue Sneak peek inside new Apple flagship store on Michigan Avenue
- October 20, 2017

The store officially opens its doors 20 October, 5PM PST. Apple Michigan Avenue opens today in Chicago Illinois bringing along Apple's penchant for clean and minimalist retail design. The building's almost 11,000 square foot roof is made of carbon fiber. The selected finalist will receive ongoing support from 1871, a non-profit digital startup incubator, and Apple. (more...)
NFF to conclude talks on World Cup bonus by year end NFF to conclude talks on World Cup bonus by year end
- October 20, 2017

This was part of the decision reached by the General Assembly of the NFF in Jos on Thursday. According to Breaking Times, so far, 37 players participated in Nigeria's march to the 2018 World Cup and each of these players will receive a share of the qualification bonus. (more...)
LG V30 Gets Torture Tested LG V30 Gets Torture Tested
- October 20, 2017

The LG V30 is put through various torture tests, these include a burn test, a bend test and also a range of scratch tests. The Pixel 2 XL is Google's first smartphone to feature a bezel-less display, but early reviews haven't exactly applauded the impressive-on-paper 6in pOLED screen, despite its QHD+ 2,880×1,440 resolution and Galaxy S8-esque 18:9 resolution . (more...)
Bhai Dooj 2017: History, Significance, How to Celebrate Bhai Dooj 2017: History, Significance, How to Celebrate
- October 20, 2017

According to the Mythological Story associated with the festival the God of Dharma- Yamraj spent this day with his sister Yami (Yamuna) where she applied "tika" or "tilak" on his forehead and did aarti for him and gave him delicious food to eat. (more...)
Microsoft Spots Major Security Flaw in Google Chrome Microsoft Spots Major Security Flaw in Google Chrome
- October 20, 2017

In 2016, even before Microsoft could patch it, Google disclosed a major Windows bug in Microsoft which irked Microsoft with Windows chief Terry Myerson authoring a post criticising Google for disclosing the bug irresponsibly. "Chrome's relative lack of remote code execution (RCE) mitigations means the path from memory corruption bug to exploit can be a short one", wrote Jordan Rabet, member of the Microsoft Offensive Security Research team, in a blog post late on Thursday. (more...)
11-year old inventor becomes 11-year old inventor becomes "America's Top Young Scientist" for creating lead-detecting sensor
- October 20, 2017

Gitanjali Rao , a sixth grader from Lone Tree, Colorado, was named victor of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and brought home a $25,000 top prize. For her incredible device, Rao has been named "America's Top Young Scientist" and won a $25,000 prize. Rao conceived the idea of developing the device when she saw her parents testing for lead in their water. (more...)
Loyal mobile phone customers 'charged for handsets they have already paid for'
- October 20, 2017

I mean they didn't inform me when my contract was up a few years back, but that was a 12 month SIM-only deal and I wasn't actually being overcharged as a result. The group explained that customers take out a mobile phone contract with the cost of the handset included in the deal which is then paid off on a monthly basis for a period of two years. (more...)
Zotac creates liquid-cooled, small form factor GTX 1080 Ti
- October 20, 2017

Review: Galax / KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF - 07/28/2017 06:49 AMIt is time once again to take and test the best that Galax / KFA2 has to offer, their mighty HOF (Hall Of Fame) graphics card, based on that GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Destiny 2 game already got the official PC launch trailer and Nvidia also launched a trailer for its bundle, both of which you can check out below. (more...)
Twitter Plans New Rules to Curb Violence, Sexual Harassment Twitter Plans New Rules to Curb Violence, Sexual Harassment
- October 20, 2017

The platform's Safety Calendar also outlines when the rules it announced in the past will go live, including new measures to protect victims of non-consensual nudity and unwanted sexual advances. So far, Twitter hasn't said. "This makes us feel uncomfortable because it's a work in progress & rough, but it's the right thing to do: we believe showing our thinking and work in real-time will help build trust". (more...)
Short Term Technical picture - Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) , Embraer SA (ERJ)
- October 20, 2017

Wetherby Asset Mgmt has invested 0.04% in Sirius XM Holdings Inc. California State Teachers Retirement System owned approximately 0.06% of Sirius XM Holdings worth $14,980,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Amid volatile financial markets and the presidential election, various investment brokerages have made amendments to their price targets and ratings on shares of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (more...)
Challenged Samsung merger was legit, rules Seoul court
- October 20, 2017

The court ruled that it was "not outright clear" that the merger ratio was disadvantageous to former Samsung C&T shareholders. But the court said no illegality was found during the merger process, despite its role in strengthening the power of the company's owner family. (more...)
Tim Cook Says Mac Mini Is An 'Important Part' Of Apple's Lineup Tim Cook Says Mac Mini Is An 'Important Part' Of Apple's Lineup
- October 20, 2017

In an exchange sent to MacRumors by a long-time Mac mini user, Cook revealed plans for the Mac mini to be "an important part of our product line going forward". Our customers have found so many creative and interesting uses for Mac mini. The Mac mini, for comparison, has not shifted in price since it was first introduced. (more...)
Snap is selling an $80 dancing hot dog costume
- October 20, 2017

Now, instead of appearing in a Snapchat video, you can become the hot dog by donning the $79.95 two-piece costume. As of Wednesday, the company is now selling a dancing hot dog costume on Amazon , so there goes your plan of dressing up as one of the Sanderson sisters . (more...)
Online Personal-Styling Service Stitch Fix Files for US IPO Online Personal-Styling Service Stitch Fix Files for US IPO
- October 20, 2017

Personal styling service Stitch Fix filed for an IPO Thursday. The San Francisco-based company said its shares would trade on the Nasdaq stock market under the stock symbol "SFIX". Customers can ship back whatever they don't like or they'll be charged for anything they keep, minus the $20 fee. Stitch Fix launched in 2011. Customers fill out a survey of their preferences, which the company then uses to select items for them with the aid of a personal stylist. (more...)
Pokemon Franchise Closing Out On Nintendo 3DS Pokemon Franchise Closing Out On Nintendo 3DS
- October 20, 2017

With X and Y we thought we'd got as much as we could out, but then Sun and Moon came along and we pushed even harder and got as much as we could out of the system at that time. It looks like the Pokemon franchises' will no longer be adding any more games on Nintendo 3DS. Developers Game Freak revealed why they ruled out bringing the new Pocket Monster project to the Switch. (more...)
Former UA football player arrested for domestic violence assault Former UA football player arrested for domestic violence assault
- October 19, 2017

Even before his dismissal, the 6-foot, 180-pound former walk-on had not been taking part in team activities due to a knee injury sustained in August camp. Lee is being held on a $1,300 cash bond. Lee, a native of nearby Northport who never saw the field at Alabama, hasn't been part of the team since suffering tearing an ACL during a preseason scrimmage on August 19. (more...)
Facebook Instant Article Subscriptions Being Tested On Android Facebook Instant Article Subscriptions Being Tested On Android
- October 19, 2017

Facebook confirmed in August that it's going to add subscriptions to Instant Articles. The second is a freemium model where the publishers choose which articles to lock. The subscriptions will then also include access to the publisher's full site, and existing subscribers can also authenticate within Instant Articles so they can get full access without paying twice. (more...)
Google Maps Now Lets You Zoom All The Way Out To Pluto
- October 19, 2017

So while many of us may never fare the infinite void, we can vicariously venture our little sliver of the cosmos from the confines of our smartphone. Using the iconic pictures captured by Cassini nearly 20 years ago Google has now added a total of 12 worlds and asteroids that you can now explore in ultra-fine detail. (more...)
Amazon and Microsoft sued by Native American tribe holding patents Amazon and Microsoft sued by Native American tribe holding patents
- October 19, 2017

Another Native American tribe is now suing Apple , claiming the five year-old iPad 4 infringes on an inductor patent it owns. Reuters and CNBC reported that the suits were filed today in federal district court in Virginia by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and SRC Labs. (more...)
Nokia 7 launched - Price, specifications
- October 19, 2017

It's going to be available with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There's also a 16 megapixel camera with Zeiss lens and dual-tone LED flash as well as a 5 megapixel front camera. Nokia , which used to be the No. 1 handset brand globally a decade ago, sold its smartphone business to Microsoft, which then sold the brand to HMD Global past year. (more...)
Resident Evil Revelations has exclusive retro mini-games on Switch
- October 19, 2017

The first game is called Ghost Ship Panic which is a shooting game where enemies like the Ooze will crawl down from the top of the screen while you shoot them using an aiming reticle. You can shoot for a high score and earn rewards used in Raid Mode. Revelations 2 already hides the Ghouls' n Homunculi minigame. Both of these little games will net you Battle Points, so playing them is more than just a time-killer; you can spend these points in the Raid Mode Shop on upgrades and items. (more...)
Buhari concerned about plight of workers in States Buhari concerned about plight of workers in States
- October 19, 2017

The governors are also hoping that ongoing reconciliation of figures regarding the exit fund will be concluded soon to facilitate payment of the next tranche by November this year. He queried the legality of the funds given to governors by Buhari. Briefing state house correspondents after the meeting, Yari, disclosed details of what was discussed at the meeting. (more...)
BlackBerry (BBRY) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.10
- October 19, 2017

As of quarter end Vanguard Group Inc had disposed of a total of 9,863 shares trimming its position 8.2%. It closed at $11.37 lastly. Days to cover decreased from 17.0 to 3.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.08% on September 29. Therefore 100% are positive. BlackBerry Ltd (TSE:BB) (NASDAQ: BBRY ) had its price target hoisted by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada to C$13.00 in a report released on Friday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. (more...)
Fire Emblem Warriors Free Japanese Voice Pack Announced Fire Emblem Warriors Free Japanese Voice Pack Announced
- October 19, 2017

The launch trailer spills the beans. For a time, there has been some confusion regarding the game's dual-audio status in the run-up to its release. Fire Emblem Warriors' three DLC packs, which will be released in December 2017, February 2018, and March 2018, will each include three new characters and three History scenarios. (more...)
Reps direct NPA to reinstate contract with Atiku's Intels Reps direct NPA to reinstate contract with Atiku's Intels
- October 19, 2017

Also in support of the motion, Ekpo Attah (Akwa-Ibom-PDP) said the motion is important and "status quo" should be maintained. Duoye , raising the motion, had said the House needed to ascertain if the termination of the contract constituted a breach of law. (more...)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 - New Processors, New Display and More Microsoft Surface Book 2 - New Processors, New Display and More
- October 19, 2017

Rumors about the Microsoft Surface Book 2 had been going around for several months, but there were no hints that Microsoft was indeed planning to launch the hybrid laptop's next iteration soon. This difference will be also noticeable when it comes to price. Therefore, if you are a casual user, you might not want this device. Microsoft also sells the less powerful Surface Pro and Surface Laptop in the line, and a sophisticated desktop computer, the Surface Studio. (more...)
Volkswagen Has a Score to Settle at Pikes Peak Volkswagen Has a Score to Settle at Pikes Peak
- October 19, 2017

Volkswagen has revealed an image of its race auto scheduled to take part next year in the Pikes Peak worldwide hill climb. Pictured here in a darkened image issued by Volkswagen, the four-wheel-drive auto is being developed by Volkswagen Motorsport in co-operation with its technical development operations in Wolfsburg, Germany. (more...)
Pokemon Go Halloween Event Starts Tomorrow - Gen 3, Double Candy, and More Pokemon Go Halloween Event Starts Tomorrow - Gen 3, Double Candy, and More
- October 19, 2017

But, new Ghosts-types (and a new Pikachu hat) aren't the only features of this year's Pokemon GO Halloween event . But today fans got another big tease and possibly the biggest indicator yet that Niantic are ready to release this new update , potentially at some point later today. (more...)
Destiny 2 Prestige Raid Winners Congratulated by Bungie, Despite Use of Exploit Destiny 2 Prestige Raid Winners Congratulated by Bungie, Despite Use of Exploit
- October 19, 2017

Quite a few folks are out there trying to beat the Leviathan Raid in Prestige difficulty, and while there are quite a few live Twitch streams going now, we thought we'd give you links to a few. "It's important to us that the team who earns World First status doesn't have their legacy tarnished by doubt, skepticism, or uncertainty", Bungie had said. (more...)